Latex care & information
Looking after your latex
Take care when trying your latex when you first receive it. At first, use a little talc on the inside if necessary to help get it on. We also recommend wearing light cotton gloves to avoid possible marking and fingernail damage.
Only use a dressing lube or shiner once you have decided to keep it (such as the BeGloss range which we sell).
NEVER use any type of oil on your latex. Do not wear any kind of body oil when dressing, as this could weaken the latex. Oils, greases and solvents destroy rubber so do not use any oil based lubricants or creams.
Avoid contact with perfume.
Avoid sharp objects.
Latex Rubber can discolour, and eventually perish, if exposed to heat, sunlight and light with a high u.v. content. We recommend that, when not being worn, latex garments should be kept, lightly talced, in a black plastic bag in a dry cupboard or drawer. Do not store in damp conditions and do not leave on or near heaters.
Store different coloured latex pieces separately as lighter colours can become discoloured if stored next to darker or brighter colours.
Latex Rubber permanently stains brown in contact with copper, brass or bronze. Light colours can even stain brown when handled after handling copper coins, so take care to keep dirty, sweaty fingers away from your latex clothes.
Keep away from naked flame and fires, latex rubber burns readily.
Handwash your latex in lukewarm mild soapy water and rinse thoroughly. Hang to dry (ideally over a bath) or towel dry. Clean your latex soon after wearing. Use powder for storing to prevent the latex sticking to itself.
DO NOT IRON.
Natural Latex Rubber Sheeting is generally considered non-hazardous. However the product is manufactured from natural latex and latex products may cause an allergic reaction to some people. Persons who know they are susceptible to an allergic reaction from latex products should avoid contact with Latex Rubber items.